CONCORD - Governor Chris Sununu on Wednesday announced a request for public comment related to the selection of New Hampshire's American Innovation $1 Coin Program.
The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series to honor innovation and innovators by issuing $1 coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. Each state and territory is asked to submit concepts based on an innovation or innovator from their home state and territory. Four new $1 coins with distinctive designs will be released each year from 2019 through 2032 in the order the states ratified the Constitution of the United States or were admitted to the Union. Once a coin is issued for each state, coins will be released for the District of Columbia and the territories.
The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives will be the project lead and is encouraging members of the public to submit possible concepts of New Hampshire innovations and innovators following the requirements set forth by the U.S. Mint. Members of the public are encouraged to send their ideas via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 16 in order to be considered. Ideas will be scored and finalists will be submitted to Governor Sununu, who will then submit three concepts to the United States Mint.
"This is a terrific opportunity to highlight and honor a New Hampshire innovation or innovator to the entire country and show our 603 Pride," said Governor Sununu. "I hope the people of New Hampshire get engaged in this process and submit their ideas."